Texas Tech Physicians Providers Honored as Texans Caring for Texans

Texans Caring for Texans Award winners standing with their awards

Each year state agencies from the upper 26 counties in the Texas Panhandle are invited to select an employee or team of employees to receive a Texans Caring for Texans award. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine honored its Texas Tech Physicians Surgery Trauma and Critical Care team made up of Haris Nazim, M.D., Shane Harper, PA-C, Amy Sappington, MSN, Brian Schneider, M.D., Basem Soliman, M.D., Yohey Hashimoto, M.D., and Mohamed Elfedaly, M.D. These health care professionals provide around-the-clock care to the people of the High Plains and must respond to difficult cases within minutes, frequently under extreme pressure.

2022 award winners crossing the stage

2022 award winners crossing the stage

“If you or your loved ones have ever suffered a major accident, you may owe your life to these heroic individuals,” Richard Jordan, M.D., TTUHSC School of Medicine regional dean, said. “They must respond within minutes and have done miraculous repairs of many horrendous injuries. Their devotion to patients is legendary.”  

The 2022 Texans Caring for Texans recipients were recognized Aug. 4 in a ceremony at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. This is the 26th year for the recognition.

2022 award winners crossing the stage

2022 award winners crossing the stage

Other state agencies recognized included: Amarillo College, Clarendon College, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Clements and Dalhart units), Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Department of Transportation (Amarillo and Childress districts), Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Workforce Solutions and West Texas A&M University.

The award program, created in 1996 by former State Representative David Swinford, recognizes these state employees for the effort they put forth to positively impact their communities.

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